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city's central park. my colleague, erica hill is, might i point out warm inside studio 1a. good morning. >> who drew the short straw? good morning. good morning to everyone at home. forecasters warning this storm would be a powerhouse. they were right on target. not very far from studio 1a, we have a look for you at times square. the crews there hard at work cleaning up the snow. also look for you in new jersey, strong winds and surf clashing along the jersey shore. and i do have to point out, when we first came in and you saw that shot of rockefeller plaza, you didn't see snow. that's because they have been up since the wee hours getting rid of all the white stuff. it almost looks as if there was no storm outside studio 1a. it's pretty amazing. >> yeah. let's bring folks up to date with the latest now, erica. at least one person is reported dead after a traffic accident in upstate new york. the snowfall totals across the northeast are substantial. in parts of connecticut, nearly three feet has fallen. boston and portland, maine, have reported snowfalls of up to 25 inches. here in new y
on food and supplies ahead of the storm that could dump up to three feet of snow from new york city to boston. going to take a look at how it's affecting travelers this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "news 4 midday." >> it's friday, february 8th, 2013. while new england is preparing to get slammed with snow we are breathing a sigh of relief around here. much of the area is getting just rain this morning. we did find some snow falling in leesburg but it didn't stick to warm roads. it turned to rain around 7:00, making for a slushy mess which forced some schools to delay the start of the day. the snow is just starting to fall on new york city. when it stops the big apple could be buried beneath a foot of snow or more. nbc news' leanne gregg has the latest from manhattan. >> reporter: hello from new york city here on the west side of manhattan, we've had snow, we've had rain, and now we're getting sleet. the sanitation depot where we are, it is bustling. we've seen so many workers here since very early this morning. and they plan on working 12-hour shifts. maybe even m
of new york city is dead at the age of 88. >>> alaskan flight, the pilot passing out in the cockpit. the first officer forced to take control. >>> and the superstar and the super bowl, beyonce uses her singing voice to silence some of her critics. ♪ and the rockets red glare >> vowing to sing live on sunday as america gets set for its big game. >> and we're getting set with al in san francisco and natalie live in baltimore "today," friday, february 1st, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. you did not have to grow up in new york city to know the name ed koch, who served as mayor for three terms from 1978 to 1989 and used his sometimes combative style to help rescue the city from near financial ruin. >> i did grow up around here. he was a force. when you would come across a voter, he would always say, how am i doing? am i doing okay? he died overnight at new york presb
city was diverted due to an unruly passenger on board we're told. jet blue flight 185 landed in denver at 7:15. kusa reports it was a customer service issue between a flight attendant and female passenger. a federal air marshall got involved. once the individual was escorted off the plane the flight was back in the air. denver police, the tsa and fbi are now handling that investigation. back to youp. >> all right. tom costello, thank you so much. >> we're following another breaking news story. ed koch, former mayor of new york city has died. he was a towering political figure in the city who earned a reputation for his sometimes combative style. ron allen has more on koch's career in politics. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. ed koch was certainly a legendary iconic figure in new york. tributes and remembrances are pouring in. he was 88 and died of congestive heart failure. he's being remembered as a politician that got things done, did so in a way that left a lasting impression. >> hi! >> reporter: ed koch was a quintessential new yorker and one of the city's most popular
. >> good morning, elizabeth and to you, george. muff kn much news to get to. former new york city mayer ed koch has died. he was the face of the city in the '80s. known worldwide for a feisty style and helping to rescue new york from financial ruin. he died this morning, he was 88 years old. >>> we want to turn to the price of gas, about to set a record for this time of the year. numbers out this morning show prices have risen 13 cents in the last two weeks. the national average, $3.46 per gallon. you can blame a slowdown at refineries and the rising cost of crude oil. >>> the first may jr. read on how the economy is faring thus far. 165,000 jobs were created in january is what is expected to be reported today. the unemployment rate stands at 7.8%. >>> a $30,000 reward is being offered following the brazen murder of an assistant district attorney near dallas. mark hasse was shot five times while walking into court. investigators believe he may have been targeted for investigating the aryan brotherhood. >>> massive explosion at the head quarters of mexico's state run oil agency in mexico ci
. new york city under mayor bloomberg is about to put in place a ban on sodas larger than 16-ounces in restaurants and other businesses. the fda will review the c fbi petition. >>> an emotional day at vatican as pope benedict xvi celebrates his final public mass as holy father still ahead. >> we've got a cold rain in northwest, but reports of sleet and snow from culpeper to clarkbsurg, here's a look at radar and here's the area of rain, going to be a wet commute home. a little bit of snow now rolling into the mountain and i- 81 corridor. we'll let you know if you'll see any accumulation in the metro area. >> coming up after the break a woman kidnapped and held hostage tells her story of torment and recovery 20 years after her rescue. >>> has he volunteered anything about this? >> he has said a few things now. i know that he is having a very hard time sleeping soundly. he swings his arms and tosses and turns and he's cried out a few times. >> in an exclusive interview that aired right here on wusa9 this afternoon the mother of 6- year-old ethan gillman talked to dr. phil about how sh
in new york city, up to about a foot of snow. power has been knocked out to nearly 650,000 customers, most of them in massachusetts and rhode island, and more than 1,800 flights canceled so far, that on top of the 3,600 that never took off on friday in advance of the pieces of storm, erica. >> you can understand why this storm is giving snow plows, snow blowers and shovels a real run for their money. also adding to the wintry mess here on the ground, hurricane-force winds in some areas, creating blizzard conditions. out on long island, up to 100 cars stuck for hours, in what is normally a busy expressway. talk about the size of the storm. look at this. it really gives you a sense, as it spreads across the region. these are scenes from states, making its way up the east coast. all that you can make up from the eastern portion of the united states is the tip of florida there, lester. >> yes this is a massive one. coverage across the northeast this morning. reporters standing by in hartford and boston. let me show you what's going on in central park. in many ways, this belies the danger
directly to the american people. you can't go to the city of chicago, even though you want to talk about opportunities, social programs, mental health services, increase in the minimum wage and all of the rest, you can't go to a place like chicago and not talk about gun violence. so what he's trying to do, i think, is say, look, this is not a rural issue versus an urban issue. this is an american issue. it's just one more way that -- he understands what the political odds are in congress for a ban on assault weapons. he gets that. but this is just one way for him to make the case to the american people to pressure members of congress and lots of them, by the way, as you know are democrats who are in districts where it might not be so popular. >> or states. >> or states. pressure members of congress with him at least in part of his gun proposals. >> dan lothian is also taking a look at this. this has been a manl juror problem in the city of chicago. president obama's hometown. here's dan with more on that. >> reporter: jim, the president is addressing some of the big problems plaguing dis
a big city like manhattan, right? >> of course. it's a shock wave, basically. the physics of it is it hits the earth's atmosphere and feels like a brick wall to it. because of how fast it is moving. and when you hit a brick wall you basically explode. that's what happened here. exploded in midair. that shock wave shatters glass or anything sort of fragile and breakable over a huge radius. remember the oklahoma city bomb that destroyed the building it hit, but of course much glass was broken in the surrounding area. that's the effect of a shock wave air blast of an explosion of this kind. >> this seems to have come without warning. is this the sort of thing that scientists aren't able to detect in the atmosphere? >> yeah. below a certain size asteroid, they come in without warning. exactly. above a certain size, a radar can detect them. the military certainly has a smaller threshold for what they can see coming in. by the time you see them coming in, there's no defense against them. something this size is not going to render the human species exstint. something large enough
raging over vatican city just behind me now. it took everybody by surprise, this announcement this morning. it even took by surprise his closest aides, his spokesperson, lombardi, saying in a press conference that he didn't even know about it, and if he didn't know about it, then who would? well, maybe just the closest cardinals he confessed it to. the cardinals, more than 120 now. certainly he made his announcement as if it was a low-key decision. he did that during a fairly small cardinals gathering here in the vatican and he just said, look, i just don't have the strength anymore to carry on my duties. you need both body and mind to carry on the very important duties of the pope and the leader of the billion catholic church and he just doesn't have the strength anymore. >> claudio lavagne reporting outside vatican city. thank you very much. >>> hoping that a $1 million reward will lead to new clues for the search of former cop christopher dorner, suspected of killing a police officer and a couple engaged to be married. in surveillance video obtained by nbc news, sources say
to pile up from new york city to boston. a couple of things have changed with this storm. it's moving faster and farther offshore. let's talk about what is going to happen locally we want to get you on radar. okay, i think we can agree we have gotten off easy. even if you saw snow this morning. the last bit is coming through in the form of sprinkles and flurries. you might have some spots of sprinkles lingering later and we'll look at the wins. the advisories are flying and that is for our neither, northeastern maryland and what we're going to talk about later tonight as the storm really intensifies off of the coast, are windy conditions developing. this is a wind advisory from 6 in the morning until saturday and gusts of 20 to 30, sustained 20 to 30 and gusts to 50. mainly in higher elevations, loudoun and northern faulkier, frederick county, and baltimore. what are the winds like? not bad yet but they're going to be strong later tonight and i thought we would stop here by showing you that boston's getting a gust already before it gets to 48 miles an hour and we're seeing a lot of pl
. new york city, mayor bloomberg praised snow crews and first responders. new york city area airports reopened yesterday and some train service between new york and boston is expected to resume today. >>> the d.c. area lucked out with this storm, scraping by with only some of us seeing a few inches. but the weather caused major headaches for travelers. according to flightaware.com, more than 5,000 flights were canceled this weekend. many passengers still in good spirits, saying it's not much they can do about the weather. remember, you can traffic winter weather with the fox 5 weather app. if you can't get to a tv, fox 5 is streaming our newscast live to your cell phone. go to myfoxdc.com for more information. >>> still developing this morning, a nationwide manhunt continues for a former los angeles police officer accused of killing three people. now investigators are expanding their search to mexico, after a four-day search in the snowy california mountains proved unsuccessful. here's that story. >> reporter: bumper-to-bumper traffic and long delays for people heading into mexico. >>
incredible stuff. the hardest forecast is the new york city because the temperatures are kind of borderline. it may start as snow, go over to rain, a little sleet and back over to snow late. that's why the snow totals for new york, i have them down to six to ten inches. if it's all snow, it could be as much as 14 inches in new york city. that's the big question mark. hartford's going to get nailed, also all the way to southern portions of new hampshire and portland, maine. i mentioned temperatures. notice it's 38 in philly, 34 in baltimore. that's why southwards i don't think you'll get much out of this at all. that's why d.c.'s not getting snow. look how cold it is in the new england area. this is how it plays out. again, the bottom line, the worst of the storm arrives after noon today. so if you're in northern jersey, new york city area, long island, connecticut, hudson valley all the way through eastern mass and rhode island, do not be on the roads after noon today. that's the most important message everyone needs to know because if you do that and you get stuck on the roads, it's going
flights. that is despite new york city's three major airports and boston's logan airport being closed. on friday, more than 60 flights coming in and out of s f o were canceled. no cancellations have been reported oakland international or menendez the san jose airport. >> we have a few places that are still below freezing mark. it will be a another cool afternoon but we will have plenty of sunshine. if it will be 55 degrees and a half moon bay. it will be upper 50s for the south bay and about 58 degrees in antioch. it will be 61 degrees expected for napa up and upper 50s for downtown san francisco. >> in the southland, the search resumes today for former loss angeles police officer out for revenge. christopher and dorner is suspected of killing three people, including one police officer. for despite any extensive search, authorities have not been able to track him down. today, that will continue to canvass the snow-covered san bernadine no mountains where dorners burned pickup truck was found. on friday, there was a four hour search of his mother's home in orange county. several bags o
city woman missing in turkey has been found dead. she had been vacationing in the country by herself. her body was discovered yesterday in istanbul. the most prolific sniper in the history of the u.s. military has himself been shot dead. tired navy seal chris kyle was one of two men killd yesterday at a gun range in texas. police arrested a suspect last night. they have no word on a motive. he won't be getting an oscar but ben affleck has gotten yet another consolation prize. last night his film argo won the director's guild award for best director. the golden globes and the screen actors guild have also honored affleck but affleck was not nominated for an academy award as best director. thousands are sending along condolences to former president george w. bush and his wife laura after hearing of the death of their beloved scottish terrier barny. the 12-year-old pooch died on friday. now to weather. cold and snowy in the midwest. and northeast. pleasant down south. and downright perfect inside the super dome. the week ahead will be mostly milder with scattered showers likely around t
already. we're seeing a wintry mix here in new york city as we take a live look at our plaza. in a few hours, it's going to turn to all snow. the winds will be howling, travel nearly impossible. we're covering the storm from all angles this morning. let's start with al roker, he is in boston. that is the city, boston, expecting to get slammed, al? >> absolutely, matt. they've closed the schools today. amtrak canceling trains after the 1:00 train between new york and boston. the airports as we said closed. not closed but no flights. flights have been canceled. this is going to be the case up and down the northeast coast. here's what we've got. we've got two systems, a clipper coming across the great lakes, low pressure making its way up the east coast. and you can see the moisture from that system along the coast, the cold air being dragged in from the clipper. they will combine eventually later this morning into this afternoon. as we see the clipper transfer its energy over to the east coast system, that will draw in the cold air behind it, bringing up the moisture from the atlantic an
is expected to face questions from senate republicans say about his tenure at city group during its downward spiral during the 2008 financial crisis. political analysts say the growing will make for a tougher confirmation hearing and then white house officials and initially anticipated. flu would succeed to indict the are aware this resigned last month. little is currently the white house chief of staff. senators have expressed criticism of the $1 million bonus lu received shortly before see group got a $300 billion federal guarantee to take are the bank's elite mortgage-backed securities. and the report and the national hurricane center says super storm sandy was a deadly is hurricane to hit the northeast 40 years and the second most costly in the nation's history. the agency directly attribute 72 death and the u.s. from sandy at least 87 more deaths indirectly from causes like hypothermia do the power outages and taxes during cleanup efforts. the super storm also caused an estimated $50 billion in damage, the greater than any u.s. hurricane outside of katrina. >> good morning is 7:14 a.m.
're going to start with pictures of oklahoma city. that western snowfall coming in overnight. all your twitter pictures yesterday, showing a lot of slowdown everywhere. 2.3 inches in okc proper. west of the city, about five inches of snow. that was a big deal. today, 53 degrees. we're going to get rid of it in oklahoma city. dallas, 58 degrees. pick your spot on the west coast. if it was almost 70 in l.a., where would you hang out? i think manhattan beach. just a quick, little -- >> el torasco. >> and the low, moving into the northwest. we have a good hit of snow coming tonight. and it is drive time home, folks. listen to me here. drive home home, from philadelphia to new york city, that snow and ice, by 5:00, goes all the way until about 2:00 in the morning with whatever mix there is. and then, that low hour drive time home will be bit on the west side. 36 degrees with mostly cloudy the wind chill at 30 come andain will >> stormy, stormy, south georgia, north florida. all that weather was brought to you by party city. >> party city. >> party city. one of my favorite places. >> i'll be
murders. a city-wide crackdown brought gun related deaths down to a 30-year low in 2011. as the president hits the road, the "wall street journal" reporting the senate is poised to take action on gun violence. the paper saying that senate leaders will introduce a gun bill that includes proposals backed by the president with one notable exception. the ban on military style automatic weapons. >> i didn't vote for the assault weapons last time because it didn't make sense, but i'll take a look at it. let's not limit this conversation to only guns. there are other issues, very important. >> any crackdowns congress could continue would likely be met with resistance from the right. the head of the national rifle association calling the president's proposals a slippery slope. >> you take something that is here and you say it's going to go all the way over there. there is no indication -- i can understand your saying that's the threat but there's nothing that anyone in the administration has said that indicates they are going to have a universal registry. >> obama care wasn't a tax until they nee
waves and gusts expected up to 60 miles an hour. in new york city, the metropolitan transportation authority is preparing to use super powered snow blowers and de-icing cars in an effort to keep the trains running smoothsly. this is the first blizzard to hit this area since 2010. it has a lot of folks thinking back to 1978 when that terrible snowstorm dumped more than two feet of snow on boston. >>steve: that was substantial. janice dean is going to have our weather forecast so you can prepare for the day and the weekend. she'll be with us in about 15 minutes. >>gretchen: to the other headlines, a report on our national cemeteries reveals veterans buried in the wrong grave. the review also found 800 other issues, most of them unmarked or mismarked graves. the problems are mostly caused by sloppy work during renovations. some were temporarily removed from the ground and cleaned while sod was repaired. >>> the president of iran dodging a second attack in cairo. mahmoud ahmadinejad was visiting a house of an official when a man lunged toward him. meanwhile ahmadinejad proudly unveiled
the world, matt. >> it's the middle of the afternoon, claudio, there in vatican city. s it he a place where tourists and pilgrims gather on a daily bases. any idea the reaction of the people among the street or in the plaza? >> reporter: oh, yeah. we spoke to a number of people here. they saw all of the cameras charging over them. they were there to visit st. peter's square on a quiet monday morning as the tourists do here. they asked us what is going on. nobody really got the news. when they told them pope benedict xvi was redesignisignry didn't know. actually, he can, but obviously, no pope has done that for 700 years. so no wonder people are aware of that. for now on that may change the course of the catholic church in the future as well as pope benedict xvi is setting an example. if you don't have the strength to carry on let someone younger and more strength to carry on the mission. >> it certainly is a monument ool announcement. claudio, thank you very much. >>> this morning we spoke with greg burke the senior communication adviser to the holy see in rome. we began by asking him how m
smokers out of new york city bars and restaurants. what's this guy got up his sleeve now? we'll talk about that as well. >>> first some developing news to bring you right now, republican senator marco rubio is now on his way to the middle east, right now. the senator says he will be visiting israel, he will be visiting jordan as well. senator rubio made that announcement about his trip on his website this morning, said he was traffic in his role as a member of the intelligence and foreign relations committees. his trip, of course, comes in advance of trips to israel planned by secretary of state john kerry and president obama. meanwhile, in other political headlines, jesse jackson jr. has been charged with misusing campaign funds. federal prosecutors filed the indictment against jackson friday. practices cuters say jackson diverted about $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including a $43,000 gold plated rolex watch and more than $22,000 in michael jackson memorabilia. >>> "the washington post" is reporting that fbi agents had been looking into allegations that new jersey democrat
is in new york city with the latest on the storm there. >> reporter: a massive blizzard now slamming the northeast with heavy snow and strong winds. the national weather service says the storm could dump up to 3 feet of snow in boston breaking the city's record set in 2003. in massachusetts a statewide driving ban has been enacted for the first time since 1978. >> we expect on account of the win and amount of snow for the drift -- wind and amount of snobe as high as 5 feet. there will be obstacles that will be unknowable and unseen underneath the snow. >> reporter: new york city is expected to get more than a foot of snow. the storm could also cause widespread power outages. >> the new york power authority has extra personnel on duty to help with power outages. so in sum, this is a serious severe storm, a winter storm. >> reporter: flooding is also a major concern in coastal areas including many towns hit hard by superstorm sandy. this staten island resident who gets help from a tent shelter is getting worried. >> i really don't know what the people down here are going to do. if we
moments before the crash. >>> and search for answers. what happened to the new york city mother found murdered in turkey? we'll talk to her mother "today," monday, february 4th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. we have the backup generators all gassed up just in case. super bowl xlvii will be remembered for a long time. yes, for the game's dramatic finish but perhaps more so for that power outage. if the ravens had not held on to win that game we would be talking conspiracy theories. >> apparently the game got very exciting toward the end of it. when the lights went out etook it as a personal hint and went straight to bed. >> i've been briefing uh-uh on the outcome of the game all morning long. >> we'll be live in new orleans. and the ravens head coach john harbaugh, will be here to join us to tell us what it was like to beat his brother's team in t
, escorted off the stage, and the show went off air. >>> 6:18. new york city mayor bloomberg will unveil a bold new proposal today. he'll announce plans to ban styrofoam in the big apple. styrofoam is tough to recycle. about 20,000 tons of it get into new york city's waste stream every year. other cities including los angeles and san francisco have already adopted similar bans. >>> the miss america pageant moving back to the east coast home of atlantic city. a spokesman for new jersey governor chris christie confirmed that last night. we'll get the official word later today in a press conference on atlantic city's boardwalk. the miss america pageant moved to las vegas in 2006. pageant organizers would not say if this latest relocation is permanent. >>> going for a long walk is just as healthy or even healthier as going to the gym for an hour. researchers in the netherlands found people who spent two hours standing and four hours walking each day were healthier than when the same people spent an hour at the gym. they also found these people burned the same amount of calories cycling or sl
cancelled. two feet of snow expected in some areas. mostly to the north of new york city. the latest on the storm path and at which sectors will be impacted the most. >>> first on cnbc, mattel meeting analyst. toy maker ceo will speak with us first on "power lunch" before he spokes with the street -- guess who's here? >> good to see you, ty. >> nice to see you. >> mother nature -- >> here at snowy cnbc headquarters. >> mother nature derailed my commute. but at least we are together in the snowy weather. >> that's right. barbie and ken of -- >> that's right. barbie and ken of "power lunch." first to the markets, we will put the storm aside for a couple of second. with today's gains, major averages wiped out losses for the week. that could of course change but if it does hold the s&p 500, the dow and nasdaq will have racked up gains in each of the first six weeks of 2013. bob pisani is down on the floor of the nyse. he did manage to get to the new york stock exchange exchange today. >> let me be blunt about it, sue, everybody at the new york stock exchange wants to go home. but they're
moments on the highways due to that. new storm system moves in. just outside oklahoma city. amarillo, snow. santa fe. in some cases, 6 to 12 inches of snow. this movers to the new york city and washington, d.c. area by wednesday, wednesday night. a quick look at the big board. >> and coming up on "gma," more breaking news coverage of pope benedict's surprise resignation. >>> and the latest on the m manhunt for the rogue excop on the run. >>> what a night at the grammys. rihanna, sting, bruno mars, we have it all. well, planning, of course. and we got a lot of good advice. a few years ago, your mom and i put some money into a pacific life fixed annuity. it guarantees us an income for the rest of our lives, whether social security is all there or not. hey, hey! ♪ [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] to learn more about a guaranteed lifetime income from pacific life, visit pacificlife.com. so ditch the brown bag for something better. like our bacon ranch quesadillas or big mouth burger bites, served with soup or salad, and fries. starting at just 6 bucks, at chili's. these heads belong to those wh
, but when you think of how much it can cripple the city and a lot of people lose power. so be thankful we dodged this bullet. >> probably wishing we had a little bit of snow but be thankful we didn't get that much. looking across the northeast, the stormfulling away from new england and in its place we're tracking a chance for rain moving back in the area. rain much easier to deal with than snow. >> 21 degrees at the airport. 32 downtown and 25 in catonsville. mostly sunny to start then our high temperatures getting in the low to mid 40's later today. then we track that chance for rain tonight. some areas with possible ice. >> we are now getting a bird's eye view of the trouble the blizzard is causing in massachusetts. serious concerns after high tide washed away up to 20 feet of sand today. new yorkers are digging out of 15isms of snow that had people shoveling out their cars and the mayor michael bloomberg says the streets are in good shape. not every road in new york is clear. a major highway the expressaway will be closed as officials work to clear snow that left hundreds of cars stuc
>>> good morning. breaking news. snow falling in new york city this morning as what's expected to be an historic blizzard just starts to bear down on the northeast. the entire region at a standstill. al is tracking it all from the city that could be hardest hit, boston. >>> a killer still on the loose in california this morning, police going door to door overnight, searching for a fo formfor former l.a. police officer. >>> and hacked. word this morning that someone managed to break into the personal e-mail accounts of members of the bush family, revealing private messages involving both former presidents. and a criminal investigation is under way "today," friday, february 8th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guttihrie. people around here are bracing themselves, snow already starting to fall in new york city. we're seeing a little bit of it in the we
birthday. that hostage standoff here in midland city is finally over. >> a very special child; he's been through a lot. he's endured a lot. by the grace of god, he's okay. >> the five-year-old victim in this story has been saved by hraurplt. a loud boom was heard freeing him from his captor jimmy lee dykes. authorities say they felt he was in imminent danger yesterday afternoon. communication was clearly deteriorating and dykes was becoming agitated. last night we saw them sweeping the property checking for buried bombs as the investigation continues. this while the little boy was taken to a local hospital. >> he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating; the things that you would expect a normal five- to six-year-old young man to do. he's very brave. he's very lucky. and his success story is that he's out safe and doing great. >> f.b.i. officials on the scene at flowers hospital say he is safe and okay. they didn't release any other details about his condition but they did say he was with his mother. as far as a motive in this, a sherrif did touch on it briefly during a pres
are creating dangerous driving conditions. hundreds were stranded offer night. new york city mayor offered help to long island officials. >> eastern long island got a lot more snow. anything if he needs equipment, we will happen write to dot. >> reporter: at least four deaths have been blamed on the storm. >>> the storm also forced a nuclear power plant in massachusetts to shut down after losing power. the shut down at the plant doesn't pose a threat to public safety. >>> the storm has crippled air travel nationwide. jfk in new york has reopened but several flights aren 't contract celled because of the weather that's stranded passengers across the criminal alex is live for us at sfo with mormon the canceled flights. >> reporter: good morning. travelers here at sfo can expect headaches later on today as they try to reach the northeast. similar to yesterday when lots of flights were canceled. they are expecting a similar story today. i want to take you inside the terminal. there are a number of flights that have been scrapped, mostly it's runs to boston and the new york area. duty manager i tal
right now as tough and colorful. the former mayor of new york city, his funeral being held at temple emanuel on the upper east side of new york city. former president bill clinton is among the speakers at the funeral today. he is representing the obama administration. the mayor died of congestive heart failure on friday morning. he was 88 years old. >>> coming up, just 25 days until the next potential fiscal crisis. the sequester could have devastating impact on our current economy, particularly the job market. we get ezra klein in. >>> plus, the highlights and no-lights of the super bowl. a record-breaking night in so many ways, on the field and on the clock, but also an electrifying night when the power was working, of course. then the power goes out. it was crazy. what was your most memorable moment of the super bowl? [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex ca
the figures every month on the brokerage units from 5 cities, and i get median prices, shale spending, all kinds of things. the signs point upward in the home field. liz: what are you seeing from shaw carpet, the largest industrial carpet company, a massive housing and development play. >> caller: yeah, whether it's shaw or whether it's in the brick business, it's getting better. it's getting better from a low base, though, liz. we are not remoltly back to where it was in 2005 and six and that period, but it is getting better every month. i can tell you in terms of brick shipments, average prices per -- you name it, the business is getting better. liz: jamie dimon said, quote, housing is totally back, and gold mapp sachs feels the same thing that it's strong. you can't outsource housing, has to be done here in the u.s.. >> caller: yeah. liz: clearly, do you feel the same way? >> caller: it's true. housing, people say, well, construction workers are 4% of the labor force, but it's beyond that. you just named it, whether it's in paint, brick, or carpet, people -- those are not construction w
with the help of her 6-year-old son, and it sure has paid off as she hase welcome from new york city tammy austin. so pretty. >> thank you. [kiss] meredith: good to see you. all right, tammy, we discovered yesterday that your son is a fan of this show, he's been helping you prepare, that you are also a risk taker... >> apparently. meredith: not afraid to make some guesses. well, they certainly paid off. >> they did yesterday. meredith: but at what point do you think, "i probably won't be risky" at some point in this game? >> well...usually my line is that if it doesn't take a lot of preparation or endurance or training, i'll do it. meredith: uh-huh. >> i've been kind of training for this one by collecting useless knowledge for a long time. meredith: ha ha! >> we'll see, you know? it's ok. it's actually not useless anymore. meredith: and i know you can use the money. it's been flooding in your apartment recently, so... >> yes. we had 4 feet of water in my apartment yesterday. meredith: oh, my god. >> so i had no hot water this morning. so i'm here. it's a nice day to be on tv when you can't
victims killed last year in gun violence in the city were under 18. he mentioned hadiya pendleton, the teenager gunned down a week after taking part in obama's inauguration festivities. >> what happened to hadiya is not unique. it's not unique to chicago. it's not unique to this country. too many of our children are being taken away from us. >> the president said children from violence-laden opportunities need help to get ahead. >>> this week, a meteor shower, asteroid, and now a fireball? this happened in the bay area last night. folks in that area say it looked like a shooting star. cnn does not know the source of the lights, but we are efforting an official statement for you. [ crash ] >>> first it was a flash across the sky and sonic booms. now the cleanup begins a day after that pakistani lar meteor -- spectacular meteor blast shook russia. people are trying to repair the damage. more than 1,000 have been injured, most from shattered glass. phil black is in the area where this happened. how much damage are we talking about, and what's the cost look like? >> reporter: susan, i
york city, all the way through hartford in connecticut, to boston, massachusetts, up to portland, maine. this entire area is going to get the driving, blinding snow, the kind of snow that shuts down cities. this is kind of a big hit for this area. it really comes together with two storms. one storm that's already delivered a hit of snow. north of the chicagoland area, about ten inches of snow. you didn't have to get too far to get that snow there. and in central detroit. not detroit, but central michigan. they picked up about ten inches of snow. that's got the cold air. as that system drives up to the north, they really do get together and phase right about 2:00, 3:00 in the morning, that system will pull itself together to become one, big snowmaker off the coast of new york and connecticut and massachusetts and boston, to make that big, big storm happen. who gets what? if you're south of the center of this storm you get rain. that's the d.c. area. right along the coastal areas, where you see this flashing red, we have a hurricane-force wind warning out there. the coastal flooding in ar
city and up to mackinaw city, weep are looking at about 6 to 9 inches of snow. we're going to get to your local forecast in just a sec, but first this message. tell me you miss me. that's all i need. [ female announcer ] for everything they need to hear this valentine's day, there's a hallmark card. >>> 7:20 on a thursday morning. happy valentine's day to you. a live look just a spectacular start to the day over the san francisco bay. you can clearly see the bay bridge here. we do have fog out there. travel cautiously. as we head throughout the afternoon, upper 60s and eastbound low 70s. santa cruz, 71. 68 inland. 68 bayside even warmer as we head into the end of the week. >>> and that's your latest weather, savannah? >> all right, al, thanks. >>> coming up much more on the breaking news, the stunning arrest of olympic runner oscar pistorius for the murder of his girlfriend. we're going to talk to somebody who knew the victim. but, first, this is "today" on >>> still ahead, we find out why savannah is toting tables across new york city. >>> and the nation's newest of medal of hono
of the school bus. >> that's right. elizabeth plan is in midland city, alabama with the very latest. good morning, what you can tell us? >> well, today is certainly a day for mourning as they lay to rest charles poland the man who protected those children. while we know the community is still waiting on baited breath for the safe return from that little boy. very little information from the sheriff's office. cancelled press conference. another one set for this morning. all eyes are on this man jimmie lee dykes. the sheriff's department tells us they are in constant communication with him. the little boy is being taken care of. meaning on this chilly morning there is heat inside of that underground bunker. is he getting coloring books and medication. as we know that bunker is stockpiled with god and other supplies. folks here really trying to stay strong. they are holding a prayer vigil every night right around 5:00 in the evening praying for that little boy. they hope he is brought home to his mother safely. listen here. >> my prayer is that there will be a miracle and that god will softe
that goes into the super bowls, all the rehearsal, not just in new orleans but any city, the question a lot of people were asking last night and this morning is, how could that have happened? do we have any more information about what happened last night? entergy. they're still calling it an abnormality which we were able to figure out ourselves. willie the shame of it is, this had been such a spectacular comeback week for new orleans. it's a great american city. this was a celebration of the city, and everything went so great until there were about 13:22 left in the second half of the super bowl. >> and then we got a good game after that. so i don't think anybody will blame the city for that one. mike, surviving in the dark in new orleans last night, thanks so much. coming up, much more -- >> we'll have a touch football game. >> sounds good. more on the super bowl, the commercials, half-time show coming up a little bit later. for now here is savannah. >> thank you. now to the tense hostage drama in alabama, entering its seventh day. this morning, police say they are still communicating wit
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